I'm riding: Big Hitter

Team: Maritz Peck's Pedalers

ID: 113668

Lifetime total: $790.0000

Start time: 7:45 am - Wave 1

I am riding In Honor of Vita Epifanio.


Link to Donate to My Ride https://www.mypedalthecause.org/donate_cart.jsp?MemberID=113668

Pedal the Cause is more than the region's top cycling event. It's a way of life, a celebration, and a movement fueled to build on the best cancer research. I will be in the 50-mile course on September 30, 2018, and am riding in honor of my wife Vita who was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 21 and treated at Washington University School of Medicine Radiation Department.

Vita had 48 mantel field radiation treatments (in 1980 this was a new procedure) that cured the cancer, but unfortunately formed lesions on her spinal cord that remained undetected until 15 years ago. Thanks to the Doctors and research at institutions like Siteman, radiation now is more targeted, this along with Immunol-therapy has made the effects of Delayed Radiation Myelopathy less frequent, and that is an answer to her prayers.

Kindly consider helping me in this journey by donating to my fundraising efforts. My training for this race is up to 150 miles per week, and like Vita, I'm competitive, with an intention of completing this hilly course in less than 3 hours and 15 minutes. I will put in the effort, but can you offer support of my $500.00 fundraising goal?

100% of what I raise, every penny, will fund innovative pediatric and adult cancer research in St. Louis at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids.

Thank you for honoring Vita and this Cause!